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Orientalism / Edward W. Said.

Said, Edward W., (author.).


More than three decades after its first publication, the author's critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, the author traces the origins of 'orientalism' to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined 'the orient' simply as 'other than' the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, has prevented true understanding. -- Publisher's description.

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  • ISBN: 9780394740676
  • ISBN: 039474067X
  • Physical Description: xxx, 394 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Twenty-fifth Anniversary edition / with a new preface by the author.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books : [2003]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Preface to the 25th anniversary edition" dated: May 2003.
"Vintage Books edition 1979 ... afterword copyright ©1994"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-375) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface to the 25th anniversary edition / E.W.S. -- Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Scope of Orientalism. Knowing the Oriental ; Imaginative geography and its representations : Orientalizing the Oriental ; Projects ; Crisis -- Chapter 2. Orientalist Structures and Restructures. Redrawn frontiers, redefined issues, secularized religion ; Silvestre de Sacy and Ernest Renan : rational anthropology and philological laboratory ; Oriental residence and scholarship : the requirements of lexicography and imagination ; Pilgrims and pilgrimages, British and French -- Chapter 3. Orientalism Now. Latent and manifest Orientalism ; Style, expertise, vision : Orientalism's worldliness ; Modern Anglo-French Orientalism in fullest flower ; Latest phase -- Afterword / E.W.S.
Subject: Orientalism.
East and West.
Asia > Foreign public opinion, Western.
Middle East > Foreign public opinion, Western.
Asia > Study and teaching.
Middle East > Study and teaching.

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Rolla Public Library NF 950.072 SAI 25TH.ED (Text) 38256101913964 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 04/17/2024

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